Russian Su-24 scores off against the American "USS Donald Cook"

Found out and crapped out. The Bullies on the Block got ass whipped - Again!

When you couple this news with the news that a RQ-180 drone featuring the latest in stealth technology was taken out by a laser weapon system over Murmansk, Russia several days ago, one must question if the real reason for the quick departure from confrontation has more to do with the likelihood of a total fiasco by confrontation that could not be covered up. And as such would have exposed America as wanting when confronting Russia. Should this have occurred openly, the illusion of military Superiority would be gone in a heartbeat and so would allies sitting on the fence.

Just because the western press is silent does not mean that the spy boys are not fully up to speed in many nations which means the projection of American power will ebb very quickly and nations will step quickly into new alliances perhaps to be questioned in the future. The only thing that will define an American dominated structure is the leadership of statesmanship which is sadly absent at this time.

This is a watershed moment being kept very quiet and will cause many parties to rethink their use of the dollar as a primary asset on the balance sheet for trade. In some ways many nations and therefore their citizens are in totally uncharted territory of a uncertain unclear future, as the past is no more. We clearly are no longer in "Kansas".

Perhaps the world will now rebuild itself without the threat of war or intimidation as the reality is war is a neutered game with current toys and past programs.

Thanks to MWP for sumitting.

Russian Radio
21 April 2014

Russian Sukhoi Su-24 with the newest jamming complex paralyzed in the Black Sea the most modern American combat management system "Aegis" installed on the destroyer "USS Donald Cook". Pavel Zolotarev, Deputy Director, Institute of USA and Canada, shares details about this version which is being actively discussed in the Russian media and by bloggers.

US destroyer "Donald Cook" with cruise missiles "Tomahawk" entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea on April 10. The purpose was a demonstration of force and intimidation in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea. The appearance of American warships in these waters is in contradiction of the Montreux Convention about the nature and duration of stay in the Black Sea by the military ships of countries not washed by this sea.

In response, Russia sent an unarmed bomber Su-24 to fly around the U.S. destroyer. However, experts say that this plane was equipped with the latest Russian electronic warfare complex. According to this version, "Aegis" spotted from afar the approaching aircraft, and sounded alarm. Everything went normally, American radars calculated the speed of the approaching target. And suddenly all the screens went blank. "Aegis" was not working any more, and the rockets could not get target information. Meanwhile, Su-24 flew over the deck of the destroyer, did battle turn and simulated missile attack on the target. Then it turned and repeated the maneuver. And did so 12 times.

Apparently, all efforts to revive the "Aegis" and provide target information for the defence failed. Russia's reaction to military pressure from the United States was profoundly calm, feels the Russian political scientist Pavel Zolotarev:

The demonstration was original enough. A bomber without any weapons, but having onboard equipment for jamming enemy radar, worked against a destroyer equipped with "Aegis", the most modern system of air and missile defence. But this system of mobile location, in this case the ship, has a significant drawback. That is, the target tracking capabilities. They work well when there is a number of these ships which can coordinate with each other somehow. In this case there was just one destroyer. And, apparently, the algorithm of the radar in the "Aegis” system on the destroyer did not load under the influence of jamming by the Su-24. It was therefore not only a nervous reaction to the fact of flying around by the Russin bomber which was common practice during the Cold War. The reaction of the Americans was due to the fact that most modern system, especially its informative or radar part, did not work adequately. Therefore, there was such a nervous reaction to the whole episode.

After the incident, the foreign media reported that "Donald Cook" was rushed into a port in Romania. There all the 27 members of the crew filed a letter of resignation. It seems that all 27 people have written that they are not going to risk their lives. This is indirectly confirmed by the Pentagon statement according to which the action demoralized the crew of the American ship.

What are the possible consequences of the incident provoked by the U.S. in the Black Sea? Pavel Zolotarev forecasts:

I think that Americans are somehow going to reflect on improving the system “Aegis". This is a purely military aspect. In political terms, there is hardly any likelihood of demonstrative steps by either side. That is enough. Meanwhile, for Americans it is a very unpleasant moment. In general, the missile defence system which they deploy involves huge expenditures. They have to prove each time that it is necessary to allocate funds from the budget. At the same time, the ground component of the ABM was tested in ideal conditions and showed a low efficiency. This fact is concealed by the Pentagon. The most modern component, the sea-based system "Aegis" also showed its shortcomings in the present case.

The system with which the Russian Su-24 shocked the American destroyer "Donald Cook" has the code name "Khibiny". This is the name of the mountain range on the Kola Peninsula in the Arctic Circle. "Khibiny" is the newest complex for radioelectronic jamming of the enemy. They will be installed on all the advanced Russian planes .

Recently the complex has undergone regular testing exercises on the ground in Buryatia. Apparently, the tests which were conducted under conditions as close to real as possible, were successful.

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This new breed of militant atheists are as intolerant as any religious fundamentalists

Now we have Militant Atheists espousing their worthless bile and being allowed prime time.

  • You would have thought David Cameron had called for compulsory church attendance by the reaction

Mail Online
By Stephen Glover
21 April 2014

When David Cameron agreed to write a mild piece in favour of Christianity for last week’s Church Times, he can hardly have expected that he would stir up a major controversy.

A collection of 55 writers, broadcasters, scientists and academics have penned a furious letter to the Daily Telegraph accusing the Prime Minister of fostering ‘alienation and division in our society’ by asserting in his article that we live in a ‘Christian country’.

They claim that ‘repeated surveys, polls and studies show that most of us as individuals are not Christian in our beliefs or our religious identities’, and suggest that Mr Cameron is in danger of fuelling ‘enervating sectarian debates’.

Wow! You would have thought he had called for compulsory church attendance, whereas he wrote a harmless piece that will surely have offended no one except for a few metropolitan liberal atheists who reveal themselves as being astonishingly intolerant and — to borrow their word — divisive.

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Setting the Stage for War With Pakistan

A No Brainer. India, Australia and the EU will happily fund this one. Troops also.

The trouble with war is that it takes money, something that seems in short supply these days.

New Eastern Outlook
By Tony Cartlucci
22 April 2014

Attempts to paint Pakistan as a dangerous enemy of the West and a prime candidate for military intervention has been made once again by those in the Western media. ABC News, in an article titled, “‘Double dealing’: How Pakistan hid Osama Bin Laden from the U.S. and fueled the war in Afghanistan,” claims that:

What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan?

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who spent more than a decade covering Afghanistan since 2001, concludes just that in her new book, “The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014.”

Gall told “On the Radar” that Pakistan – not Afghanistan – has been the United States’ real enemy.

And while Gall’s “book” might be easily dismissed as irrelevant warmongering, it echoes a narrative that was crafted by some of the most notorious policy makers in the US and promoted widely in 2011 across the Western media. This included the BBC’s documentary, “Secret Pakistan,” from which it appears Gall is deriving her premise.

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This is what a rotten Regime looks like | the floaters in a pool!

How does the saying go: a picture is worth a thousand words....

The Feds will be back. Harry Reid has too much to lose and the Feds are "training".

The world's first Internet governance plan: what do you want to know?

As nations with Thinking Leaders, focused Leaders, realize the arrogant and ready dangers of this Gangster government, they are taking affirmative action to close them and their Spying Agencies right out of control of their nations affairs.

ZD Net
By Angelica Mari
for Brazil Tech
15 April 2014

Later this month, the Brazilian government will present its suggestions for a global Internet governance model, which will set out provisions around net neutrality, right to privacy and freedom of expression online.

The plan will be discussed at multistakeholder event NETmundial, which will take place in São Paulo on April 22-23 with the participation of Brazil, France, Ghana, Germany, India, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey and the US. The event's collaborative draft agreement has been released by WikiLeaks last week.

ZDNet will discuss these upcoming proposals with the secretary of information technology policies at the Brazilian ministry of science and technology, Virgílio Almeida today (15) and want your opinion on the matter.

What do you want to know about the proposals of the world's first plan for Internet?

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Humor | where is my remote?

My home was broken into 2 weeks ago.

They stole nothing but the remote control.

Now they just drive past the house every 20 minutes changing the channels!

OMG - Is it the ex Wife? Sick Bastards!

Peddler of Iraq War Lies Now Pushes Lies On Urkaine to Drum Up Confrontation with Russia

More lying, false Propaganda garbage.

Painting by Anthony Freda:

Washington's Blog
21 April 2014

War Lies Sold Again By the Same Old Liars …

Intelligence regarding Syria is arguably being manipulated even more blatantly than intelligence on Saddam and Iraq.

Media coverage of Syria and Ukraine is as bad as it was of the Iraq war … or worse.

Indeed, it is largely the same knuckleheads in government and in media who are pushing the lies.

Former Associated Press and Newsweek reporter Robert Parry notes today that some of the core Iraq war lies, Syria lies and lies about Ukraine were all penned by New York Times reporter Michael Gordon:

There is now a pattern to New York Times “investigative” stories that seek to pin the blame on some nefarious foreign enemy, as in the 2002 article on Iraq buying aluminum tubes for nuclear centrifuges; the 2013 “vector analysis” tracing sarin-laden rockets to a Syrian military base; and now a photographic analysis proving that Russian soldiers are behind unrest in eastern Ukraine.

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What Happened To The Middle Class? The Infographic

This presumes there will be a middle class left soon?

Zero Hedge
By Tyler Durden
18 April 2014

Restaurants like Olive Garden and Red Lobster are struggling, while high end dining is flourishing. At GE, demand for high-end dishwashers is racing ahead of sales growth for mass-market models. The increased wealth of highly skilled workers, the insane wealth of those with capital, and the outsourcing of lower skilled jobs have left us all asking, “what happened to the middle class?”

Middle Class

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Canada Targets Russia

This is so sad when a lovely nation like the Canadians get sucked into the Global mess created by Bigfoot next door.

Steve Lendman Blog
By Stephen Lendman
20 April 2014

Right-wing Prime Minister Stephen Harper marches in lockstep with Washington. He's Obama's unctuous little sidekick. He dances to his tune. He partners in his dark side. No pun intended.

Canadian travel restrictions were imposed on senior Russian officials. Crimean ones were targeted. Economic sanctions followed. Last month, Harper announced them, saying:

"It's my strong belief we must keep the pressure on and we must continue to maintain sanctions and maintain putting in place strong steps to dissuade this behavior."

"What the Putin regime has done cannot be tolerated and can never be accepted. The individuals targeted are responsible for undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and for facilitating Russian military action against Ukraine."

"Canada will not stand by while Russia violates Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity."

He condemned legitimate Crimean reunification. He twisted truth claiming otherwise. He supports Kiev putschists. His new friends are fascist extremists He promised additional ways to help.

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Biden to test US face-saving retreat plan for Ukraine

The fallout of miscalculation. With the policies of the Dope in charge having ridiculed them worldwide, they now fall to sending this tainted bribe taker to save face. What face?

© Photo: Obama/cc-by

The Voice of Russia
21 April 2014

During his two-day visit, Biden will meet with senior Ukrainian officials to discuss efforts to help stabilize and strengthen Ukraine's economy and assist Kiev in moving forward on constitutional reform, decentralization of government power, energy independence, anti-corruption efforts and free and fair presidential elections scheduled for May 25.

Washington's repeated policy failures in Ukraine have necessitated a US retreat without losing face, Rostislav Ishchenko, President of the Kiev-based Centre for Analysis and Prognosis, said. "I think that he [Biden] will now head to Ukraine to understand if the US still has a possibility to leave without losing face and how the Kiev authorities can perform the duty not to protect US interests in Ukraine, but the duty to cover up the retreat," Ishchenko said.

According to the expert, it has now become clear that the Kiev regime is unable to comply with the Geneva agreement signed with the United States and Russia last Thursday. In a bid to de-escalate the conflict, top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union approved a statement calling on the sides to refrain from violence, extremism and provocations, disarm militants and launch a national dialogue on constitutional reform.

"We also understand that [Kiev] cannot suppress riots in the southeast, which has more chances to suppress Kiev," he said.

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